I need to make some raised panels for some shutters. The bevel will be at
15 degrees. When I cut the grooves in the rails and stiles to hold the
panels, should I bevel one side of the cut at 15 degrees to match the panel?
I'd appreciate knowing if this is the standard practice.
A beveled panel with no flat tail is a pretty crude panel compared to
most modern panel shapes that use shaped cutters. However, it is a
good old standard to make beveled panels on the table saw with just
such a bevel and no flat. I have made such panels many time and I
never beveled the slot. I have never heard of it being done either but
it would'nt hurt too much except maybe they would be very sloppy when
the panel shrinks a bit in winter.
Just be careful in the sizing to allow for some expansion and use some
space balls or something like that.
You could also make a flat on the TS as well, which I have also done.
That is always fun but it makes my nads crawl up a bit everytime I do
it and that is my primary indicator that something is dangerous, so I
don't do it any more unless there is no other option and a real need
for the shape.
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